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'Sword Of Dracula' Officially Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 1:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While we already revealed this last week, Game Developer Critical Mass Interactive today officially announced that it has acquired the interactive game rights to SWORD OF DRACULA, a military horror project based on the hit Image Comics series by creator Jason Henderson. CMI, which has been a part of major releases like the 2003 "Favorite Video Game" Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award winner "SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman" for PlayStation2 and GameCube, and Henderson plan to have a demo of the commandos-versus-vampires first person shooter game ready for the March 2004 Game Developers Conference in San Jose.

'War Times' Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First today announced the details of their pre-sale campaign for War Times, their upcoming real-time strategy game releasing in March 2004. Both and have exclusive levels and missions that will be given to any customer who pre-orders their copy of War Times. Along with these bonus levels and missions, the customer will also receive a limited War Times mousepad.

'Mortal Kombat: Deception' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 12:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. today announced that the official title for the new version of the world-renowned fighting game franchise will be Mortal Kombat: Deception. Mortal Kombat: Deception is currently in development and scheduled to ship fall 2004 for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Read more for details...

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' Wins BAFTA Award

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 12:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic received a prestigious BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award last night in London. The award, the British equivalent to the Oscars, named Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic as the Xbox Game of the Year for 2003. In the U.S., Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was recently announced as a finalist in 10 categories in the 7th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, with nominations including "Overall Game of the Year" and "Outstanding Achievement/Innovation in Computer Gaming."

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' - Multiplayer Beta Test

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today a worldwide multiplayer test for the upcoming real-time strategy game, Ground Control II: Operation Exodus. Signups have already begun, and will continue through the Multiplayer Beta start date of March 8th. Read more for details...

'Prism: Black Shield' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rival Interactive is creating a high-end, 3D, first person shooter game based on homeland defense called “Prism: Black Shield” for the Army National Guard (ARNG). The ARNG seeks to create a commercial quality game that is both entertaining and graphically rich. The game will be distributed as a recruitment tool and for increasing the awareness of the Army National Guard. In the game, players will use futuristic US military weapons, equipment and technology as part of a secret new team to combat terrorists on US soil. Players will battle individually or in teams against the game’s advanced artificial intelligence (AI) terrorists and react to a wide range of homeland terrorism scenarios.

European Release Date For 'Conan: the Dark Axe' In April

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK has revealed that Cauldron's hack'n slash action/adventure game Conan: the Dark Axe (based on Robert E. Howard's Barbarian) will be available in Europe on April 8th, 2004. No specfific release date for the North america version has been announced yet.

'Bisofear' Launches

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tiscali Games are pleased to announce that BiosFear launched commercial service yesterday, February 26th. BiosFear is an action-packed, easy-to-get-into MMORPG set in a fantastic, fully 3D world packed with adventure and suspense. Join a guild and make new friends to explore the strange and varied worlds of BiosFear where entertainment and untold adventures await.

Sony Announces 'Athens 2004: The Olympic Games' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PlayStation today announced a unique partnership with International Sports Multimedia (ISM), exclusive licensee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for Interactive Entertainment software, to develop a PlayStation 2 game based on the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Scheduled for release in July 2004 just prior to the start of the next Olympic Games in August, Athens 2004, The Official Videogame of the Olympic Games will be the only official licensed videogame product of the IOC on PlayStation 2.

Jowood Reveals Addons & Sequels

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD's Preliminary Financial Results discloses several, so far unannounced, plans for various addons and sequels to, some currently still in development, new titles. The schedule includes another derivative of the highly successful Gothic series as well as Add-ons for the titles SpellForce, Soldner and Wildlife Park. The portfolio will also include a new sequel to the top-selling Giant series and console versions of Aquanox and Neighbours from Hell (incl.a sequel). Some further titles will be Pillage, Gorky Zero and a title based on a motion picture IP. JoWooD boasts an impressive line-up for 2005. Among 2005’s key titles will be Soldner II, SpellForce II, The Guild II, Star Gate SG1, another Giant title and a new sequel to the Gothic series.

Midway Unveails 'MLB Slugfest: Loaded' (PS2/Xbox)

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Sports today announced MLB SlugFest: Loaded, the newest title in the adrenaline-style baseball series which, for the first time, takes America’s Pastime online with a host of new gameplay features. Also new for 2004, MLB SlugFest: Loaded will include the addition of the Baseball Mogul engine into its franchise mode, adding great depth and endless re-playability to the game. Midway also today unveiled Sammy Sosa as the cover athlete for MLB SlugFest: Loaded, establishing a relationship with one of baseball’s all-time greats. MLB SlugFest: Loaded is scheduled for release in June 2004 for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox.

'Romance Of The Three Kingdoms IX' (PS2) In Stores Now

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI announced today that Romance Of The Three Kingdoms IX, the award-winning simulation game for the PayStation 2 is available now at retailers throughout North America.

'MVP Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA is pleased to announce that MVP Baseball 2004 has officially gone gold for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and PC. The game is set to ship nationwide to retailers under the EA SPORTS brand on Tuesday, March 9.

'March Offworld Recon' Ships In The UK

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Oxygen Interactive can today announce the release of March Offworld Recon, the first person shooter developed by HBM and licensed through the Russian developers Buka Entertainment. This classic arcade-style shooter, praised in last week's broadcast of Gamezville as a game you just can't put down, is a remorseless adventure, with numerous puzzles to solve amidst the heat of battle. Priced at £19.99 this is set for release on 27th February 2004.

'Armies of Exigo' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that it has signed a publishing agreement with Black Hole Games, a development studio launched by Cinergi Interactive, a subsidiary of the award-winning motion picture production company Cinergi Pictures Entertainment. The new PC title, Armies of Exigo (*working title) is a grand scale fantasy real-time strategy (RTS) that leverages the studio's cinematic expertise and ability to deliver captivating entertainment to a worldwide audience. Armies of Exigo is expected to ship in Fall 2004.

'Spells of Gold' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2004 @ 4:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spells of Gold is a role-playing set in the world of fantasy, inhabited by humans, beasts, undead ones and other creatures. The universe of the game - Lokatrienn - is large indeed. It consists of a number of separate worlds. Each one has several cities, which represent isolated economic and political systems. The Hero is able to transit from one world to another through special space Gates, called Portals. His main activity is trade, that is buying goods in one town and selling or exchanging them in another. For this purpose the Hero has got a special item - a Magic Sack of Monroke. Thanks to it, he can easily carry a vast amount of goods.

'Stalingrad' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2004 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Situated between July 1942 and January 1943 Stalingrad desribes the events of one of the most dramatic episodes in World War 2. In Stalingrad the player will be able to take part in 2 campaigns (36 missions in total, 7 'secret' missions) where you must first lead the attack on Stalingrad and the subsequent seizure of city, after which, you take command of the Red Army, to defeat the Wehrmacht's 6th army. Read more to check out some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2004 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • The Sims 2 - Trailer
  • X-Files: Resist or Serve - Trailer
  • Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm

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

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2004 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

New 'Ultima Online Expansion Pack' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2004 @ 1:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the development of the next expansion pack for the massively multiplayer online game, Ultima Online. Expanding the world and advancing the franchise, the new title will give consumers considerable player vs. player capabilities, two additional professions and a vast new land to explore. The UO expansion pack is scheduled for release in Fall 2004. The game name has not been announced.