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KumaWar Launches 'Iran Hostage Rescue Mission Part 2'

by Rainier on May 15, 2004 @ 11:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KumaWar, the online game service that allows players to experience real world events through advanced gaming technology, has launched its newest mission, Iran Hostage Rescue Part 2. Based on the April 24, 1980 failed attempt to rescue 53 American hostages held in Tehran, the Iran Hostage Rescue Mission Part 2 offers players the opportunity to execute the Pentagon's actual plan to storm the American embassy and to bring the hostages home.

Silent Hill 4: The Room (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 13th

Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment that has been cursed by a deeply rooted evil. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds can Henry begin to uncover the truth. However, in true Silent Hill fashion, mysterious new characters, horrendous creatures, and the undead use any means necessary to impede his progress.

'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 14th

Set before the events of both Universal Pictures' upcoming summer release, The Chronicles of Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, and the 2000 breakout hit Pitch Black, which first introduced Diesel as enigmatic anti-hero Riddick, the game tells the story of Riddick's dramatic escape from the previously inescapable triple max security slam Butcher Bay, home to the most violent prisoners in the universe.

EverQuest II (PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 14th

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath.

'The Bard's Tale' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 14th

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

'LucasArts' 2004 E3 LineUp - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts today unveiled its product lineup at this year's E3, featuring games for the Xbox, PS2 and PC. We have screens for thefollowing titles :

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' (ALL) Announced

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America today announced that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will ship in October 2004. Developed for the PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube, GBA and PC CD, TMNT 2 features an-all new experience in the form of four-player cooperative play - a trademark of the legendary arcade games and a first for the next-generation franchise.

Digital Jesters Signs 'Bet On Soldier' - Screens

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has announced that it has secured the publishing rights to thrilling PC-based first-person shooter Bet On Soldier. With near-identical first person shooters flooding the PC shelves week in week out, developers need to present something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. Fortunately, Paris-based developer Kylotonn have that very thing.

'Phantom Crash 2050' (PS2) Announced

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America, today unveiled Phantom Crash 2050 for the PlayStation2. Scheduled to ship in February 2005, Phantom Crash 2050 is bringing the mech combat genre online to the PS2 for the first time ever.

'Shaman King: Master of Spirits' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 13th

On his quest to advance in the Shaman Tournament and defeat Zeke, Yoh and his friends run into a man named Magister, who plans on resurrecting the demon king Mephias. With the help of his friends and their Guardian Ghosts, Yoh must stop Magister at all costs.

'Tokyo Xtreme Racer Advance' Announced

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment announced today that they would release the first handheld version of the Tokyo Xtreme Racer series with Tokyo Xtreme Racer Advance for Game Boy Advance. For fans of Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero and Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3, Tokyo Xtreme Racer Advance will take players beyond the open roads of Tokyo and onto the motorways of London and the freeways of Los Angeles.

'Savage Safari Hunt' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced the upcoming release of Savage Safari Hunt, a hunting game that places gamers in the unexplored jungles of Africa where 'dinosaur-like' monsters lie waiting. Developed by Coresoft and scheduled for release in Q4 of 2004, Savage Safari Hunt will be available for next generation console systems.

The Lord of the Rings The Third Age (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 13th

Experience the first console RPG set in The Lord of the Rings universe in The Lord of the Rings, The Third Age. Travel in the wake of the Fellowship in a unique structure that allows players to explore their own path while periodically intersecting the major events of New Line Cinema’s film trilogy.

'Shaman King: Power of Spirit' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 13th

Shaman King: Power of Spirit finds Yoh and his friends robbed of their powers by a mysterious force seeking to seize control over the minds of the Earth's populace. Players have access to multiple fighting styles that allow for long-range attacks, en-masse confrontations and solo hand-to-hand battles.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth' - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 13th

The Battle for Middle Earth utilizes the Generals game engine, and in the game, players can select from the different "good" or "evil" campaigns, where they will be given the freedom to command a variety of major armies from the films, each with their own distinct strengths and weaknesses.

Thief: Deadly Shadows (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 13th

Garrett finds himself without allies, standing alone between the city and the forces that would crush it. Will his skills be enough to save the dying city? Can he survive betrayal, assassins, and war in the labyrinthine city streets? Will he destroy or be destroyed by the evil he awoke? And finally, what must he do to get what he wants most of all: to be left alone plying his trade as the city's greatest ... thief?

BloodRayne 2 (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 13th

BloodRayne is a dhampir, born from the unnatural union of vampire and human. Blessed with the powers of a vampire but cursed with the unquenchable thirst for blood and a weakness to sunlight, Rayne is challenged with her most personal battle yet in BloodRayne 2.

Eidos Announces 'Snowblind' (PS2/Xbox)

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the dramatic intensity of the frontlines of a war through the eyes of the first of a new breed of super soldiers in this gritty and epic first-person action game. Players live the fantasy of being an elite special operations combat soldier with access to the most high-tech weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, presented with all the realism, emotional intensity, and valor found in the popular "War Games" shooter genre.

'Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow' (NGC/PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announces the worldwide in-store dates for Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow for the PlayStation 2 and GameCube. The next game in the critically acclaimed Splinter Cell franchise brings the intense realism of the original game to a whole new level. Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow is unlike any game on the PlayStation 2 - amazing graphics, a deep single-player storyline and a ground-breaking multiplayer experience that's so mesmerizing, it's one of the most played games on the Xbox LIVE game service.

'Notorious: Die to Drive' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced Notorious: Die to Drive, an urban-style combat racing game. In a unique combination of urban warfare and car racing, Ubisoft will take players on a wild ride where they will race against ruthless street crews, eliminating their opponents and building an empire of cash - with all the action amplified by the heart thumping beat of various rap artists. Notorious: Die to Drive will ship for console game systems at the beginning of 2005.