The second release of the Musashi series makes its debut on the PS2 featuring exhilarating, fast-paced, action-packed gameplay utilizing manga shaded graphics. Like a true samurai, Musashi's powers of observation will pay off in the heat of battle as he channels this energy to learn his opponents' techniques. A new mode of his protective services has also been employed, in which he literally carries his characters to safety.
by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 8, 2005 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Coded Arms is a first person shooter in where you take the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates the abandoned virtual reality system. Gamers will use weapons and power-ups that they discover while exploring the expansive single player mode. Coded Arms will also utilize the PSP handheld system's wireless capabilities for multiplayer action for up to four people. We had a chance for some hands-on time, read more for our report ...
by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Constantine tells the story of John Constantine, a man who has literally been to hell and back. When he teams up with sceptical policewoman Angela Dodson to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.
by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 4, 2005 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Metal Gear Acid is a turn-based, tactical espionage game that requires players to collect cards and strategically construct their own decks to complete various missions and objectives. Boasting a compelling storyline filled with new characters and incredible cut scenes, Metal Gear Acid will draw players into an all-new adventure packed with intrigue – designed specifically for the portable gaming enthusiast.
by Paul Reith on Feb. 3, 2005 @ 2:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Lead a four-man fireteam of US Marines through the perils of authentic, modern urban combat in a Middle-Eastern urban battleground. This is an action-oriented, first-person 3D shooter that is being developed under the direction of the US Marine Corps as a training simulation for use by the Marine Corps. Close Combat: First to Fight is as close as you can get on a computer or Xbox to being a Marine fireteam leader in modern urban combat!
by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 1:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Death Jr. is a new action platforming game that seamlessly blends elements from first-person shooters with the exploration of a third-person platformer and serves up a large dose of intense gameplay and weapon heavy combat for the PSP.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 1:09 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is a comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a brand new league of heroes and villains, overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements.
by Thomas Wilde on Jan. 31, 2005 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Castlevania for DS will continue the storyline that first emerged in the critically acclaimed Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. Taking place a year after Aria of Sorrow ended, Castlevania for DS will take players on a harrowing and challenging journey of selflessness.
Restricted Area is an action-based roleplaying game with realtime combat, which combines a gameplay similar to Diablo 2 with technology, tactic-shooter elements and a dark future scenario.
by Paul Reith on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Forza Motorsport gives Xbox gamers who are passionate about cars and racing the opportunity to own, customize, and race their favorite cars in a realistic driving simulation. From sport compacts to LeMans prototypes, players use earnings from hundreds of races to buy upgrades and aftermarket parts so they can transform real production cars into high-performance race cars.
Do you want to conquer the earth? Sure, we all do. And with THQ and Pandemic’s Destroy All Humans, you can finally enjoy raining terror and destruction down upon the dim-witted people of planet Earth. Armed with psychic powers, a stylin’ spaceship, and your trusty Anal Probe, you’ll be able to show those stinking humans the unquestionable superiority of the Furon Empire.
by Thomas Wilde on Jan. 19, 2005 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Area 51 is set in the U.S. government's most top-secret and secure facility located in the Nevada desert. Players take on the role of Lt. Nick Cross, a hazardous biological waste specialist sent to investigate.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 18, 2005 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
In Playboy: the Mansion you step into the virtual slippers of world-famous Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner, building Playboy Magazine and the Playboy Mansion into dynamic cultural icons. Gamers also will live the lifestyle, rubbing elbows with stunning women and popular celebrities, and share the mystique of the Mansion by hosting extravagant, exciting parties. This preview features nudity, so parental discretion advised...
Oddworld Stranger features detailed interactive environments set in an enthralling new frontier of the Oddworld universe. Players step into the role of the Stranger, a rough and tumble bounty hunter who tracks down outlaws for moolah. Using a special weapons system that gives a whole new meaning to "live" ammo, players will encounter deviant species and hostile challenges along the way.
by Geson Hatchett on Jan. 14, 2005 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
This eighth and ninth installments of the wildly popular King of Fighters franchise makes it way to the PlayStation2 and the Xbox in this ultimate double pack collection of 2D fighting. We had a chance to check out a build of one of the oldest & most favorite fighting games, read more for our updated impression...
'COPS 2170: The Power of Law' is a mix of turn-based RPG and tactical strategy game. The storyline is based on the future time cyberpunk culture and urban community. The main hero is a police lady Katrin and her squads of different agents, soldiers, policemen. The war against criminal world from the side of Law.
Battle Mages: Sign Of Darkness is an RPG in which you will discover the mysteries of the Order of the Keepers, confront treacherous plans of the elves, lead vengeful Orcs to the battle, oppose the creatures of Chaos, and of course the darkness will raise its flag over the green hills of Daenmor under his command. We had a chance to play an early beta build, read more for our findings...
by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 31, 2004 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Driven by a hatred of crime bordering on insanity, Frank Castle became The Punisher, a lone vigilante whose mission goes far beyond revenge. Taking on the city’s high-powered crime lords, he wreaks havoc on the corrupt with methods normally reserved for those on the wrong side of the law.Ripped from the pages of the darkest stories in the Marvel Comics’ universe, embrace the world of The Punisher! Where justice ends, Punishment begins!
by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 19, 2004 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Experience the ferocious first-person action of the Metroid Prime universe on the Nintendo DS, Metroid Prime Hunters. Hone your skills against a slew of enemies in single-player training modes like Regulator, Survival and Morph Ball, then put them to the test when you compete in Death Match arenas with your friends over a wireless connection.
by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Dec. 18, 2004 @ 3:02 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
In MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf gamers will be able to step outside the 'Mech and live the life of a human pilot in a fresh new single player game. Tanks, VTOLs and BattleArmor will offer players plenty of opportunities to rain destruction on their opposition in both single and multiplayer games.
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