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'Bujingai: The Forsaken City' (PS2) Coming To North America - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that it will publish, under license from Japan-based Taito Corporation, Bujingai: The Forsaken City for the PlayStation 2. The North American release date is currently set for this May. Featuring design work from the creators of the Japanese animations "Cowboy Bebop" and "Trigun" and developed for Taito by Red Entertainment, Bujingai has received rave reviews since its release in the Asian market this past holiday. Bujingai: The Forsaken City has incorporated the best elements of Hong Kong cinema-swords, magic spells, demons, and wirework-to create a truly incredible gameplay experience. Read more for details & screens ...

'Xpand Rally' - Website Launched & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland (developers of the recent Chrome) dropped us a note that they have launched the official Xpand Rally website, their upcoming rally racing game. This site features all the latest game news, numerous screenshots and the official game forum. Cars and Tracks sections introduce the car models and tracks from the game before the release date. Detailed game features description will be presented successively in the Features section and will be followed by additional screenshots and movies. Xpand Rally release is scheduled for Q2 2004 and will be followed by Xbox game version although precise release date is not agreed yet. Read more for some new screens ...

'Colin McRae Rally 04' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Colin McRae Rally 04 it's the player in control - choose from over 20 rally cars and which championships to compete in. Game modes include 4-wheel drive and 2-wheel drive Championships (both with normal or advanced skill levels), Rallies, Stages, a Group B Championship featuring classic powerful rally cars and, for the professional, an Expert Championship, which demands the best performance from the most die-hard rally fan. Check out these awesome new screens ...

'Jack the Ripper' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company* today announced that it has shipped Jack the Ripper on PC-CD. This compelling adventure is based on a young reporter, Jimmy Palmer, who is writing a story about a series of gruesome murders in the Low Side District of New York. He soon begins a dangerous dialogue with a mysterious character and his obsession with this dark relationship compels him to seek out the evil killer.

'Sacred' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Sacred the player can choose from 6 playable characters, each with their own individual characteristics and style. The more reserved role-player might prefer the Battle Mage or the Wood Elf, while admirers of traditional fantasy characters can take on the role of the Gladiator or Dark Elf. If the player fancies a different approach then the Seraphim, a follower of the mystical Angels, or the bloodthirsty Vampiress might clench their thirst. Check out these new screens ..

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Forgotten Realms' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Forgotten Realms tells the story of three heroes: a fighter, a sorcerer, and a rogue. The trio of adventurers accidentally releases a demon into the world and must find a way to send it back to hell. Along the way they get caught up in an even bigger plot that has even larger repercussions for the Realms. The gang traverses all kinds of locations, including Damara, Vaasa, and the Jungles of Chult. Stormfront Studios' Forgotten Realms uses an enhanced version of The Two Towers engine. resulting in some of the most excellent graphics to date.

'Romance Of The Three Kingdoms IX' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Step into war-torn China of the 2nd and 3rd centuries, assume the rank of ruler, and deal with fast-paced military and political affairs in the latest game in Koei's popular series. Along the way, you'll earn points and items to upgrade officers. Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX will ship to North American retailers on Feb 24, 2004, in the meantime check these new screens ...

'StarCraft: Ghost' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 11:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands. Njoy the new screens!

'Battlefield: Vietnam' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 7:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield Vietnam will drop players into some of the Vietnam War's fiercest battles. Fighting in theatres from jungles surrounding the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the city streets of Hue, players will choose from two well-equipped forces, the United States or the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Vietcong. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'World of WarCraft' - Beta Sign Ups NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 6:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The online signup pages for the World of Warcraft Beta Test are now live! Anytime between now and 6:00 pm PST on Wednesday, February 4th, residents of Canada, Korea, and the US can submit their applications for a chance to help test one of the most anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing games of 2004. Applicants in Korea should sign up at the Korean Blizzard website.

'Nightshade' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Nightshade" is the official name for the upcoming PS2 title formerly known as "Kunoichi" (it remains "Kunoichi" in Japan). Players take on the role of the sexy and dangerous female ninja Hibana as she battles legions of demonic foes with unlimited combo attacks and powerful ninja magic. Developed by SEGA's Overworks studio, "Nightshade" is slated to be released in early Q1 04. Read more for details and new screens.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 2:23 p.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 :

  • Dark & Light - Trailer
  • Xyanide (Xbox) - Trailer
  • Kombat - Trailer


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

'Painkiller' - Site Revamped & Demo Date

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 2:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher sent out word that they have revamped the Painkiller website, People Can Fly's upcoming First Person Shooter. To get your fill of gameplay movies soaked in bloody, squishy footprints, never before seen renders of vicious, hungry monsters, heart-stopping sound-files, the full, entirely gruesome storyline and the first opportunity to PRE-ORDER (More info on pre-order campaign coming next week). The Painkiller website also mentions that the official Painkiller Single-Player Demo will be released Feb 16th, but it seems the full game has been slightly delayed until April 12th.

'Future Tactics: The Uprising' (NGC/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 11:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment announced today that it will release of Future Tactics: The Uprising, an all-new action/role-playing game for the Xbox and GameCube. Crave recently announced that it would release Future Tactics: The Uprising for the PlayStation2. All three versions of Future Tactics: The Uprising will be available in the first quarter of 2004. Read more for details and new screens ...

'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. Read on to check out the latest screenshots!

'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore/Digital Jesters (UK publisher) have released the demo for Digital Reality's RTS/Action game 'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps'. The demo contains one of the missions from the scenario part of the game where you play as the Germans, helping the Itlians hold a position and then overrun an Allies base. This demo is singleplayer only, a multiplayer demo "may" be released later. Read more for download links ...

'Space Empires: Starfury' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ShrapnelGames has released a new patch for Malfador Machinations' space action game Space Empires: Starfury. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.15 and addresses a slow of bug fixes, gameplay tweaks, new features and tons of other goodies. Read more for details and download links ...

'Champions of Norrath' (PS2) Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced that Champions of Norrath has gone gold. Champions of Norrath, available exclusively on the PlayStation2, will ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores on February 11, 2004.

Akella Signs 'Sabotain: Break the Rules' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Akella announces the agreement with CDV Software that Akella aquires publishing rights for Avalon Style's role-playing first-person shooter Sabotain: Break the Rules. The long awaited Sabotain: Break the Rules is a futuristic FPS/RPG based on the idea of mission-oriented adventure with varied interactions with people and places as well as varied mission types, including sabotage, infiltration, rescue, intelligence-gathering, thievery, reconnaissance, assassination, and all-out combat. Role-playing system allows characters to develop themselves by gaining experience and spending it to improve skills and attributes.