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'Hellboy' Game Revealed

by Rainier on April 12, 2005 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hellboy movie director Guillermo Del Toro has revealed that he has been approached to work with Mike Mignola, author of the original comic book, as a consultant for a video game based on the Hellboy movie. "A deal has been finalized with Konami for a Hellboy video game based on the movie version of the characters and world. Expect new monsters, new villians (and the return of one of our favorite ones) and a new storyline" (thanks Blues). Check out the Guillermo Del Toro fansite for more details ...

'Dominions II: The Ascension Wars' - v2.16 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 12, 2005 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games has released the first patch Illwinter Game Design's turn-based fantasy game Dominions II: The Ascension Wars. This update brings your retail game to v2.16 and adds some mod features, and the usual gameplay tweaks and bug fixes. Read more for details and download links ...

'Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny' Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on April 12, 2005 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine announced that players can now pre-order a copy of Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny. Fans can ensure that they receive the title on the first day it ships and limited edition bonus materials by ordering the game early at participating GameStop, EBGames locations or by visiting the retailers online. when you pre-order you get an exclusive in-game Augmentation Gem, a detailed printed map of Dereth, a special edition DVD featuring the game's opening cinematic, and a $50 instant rebate from Alienware. Read more for details ...

'Nintendogs' (NDS) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on April 12, 2005 @ 4:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Purchase one of several breeds available at the beginning of the game, then start spending time with your pup. Throw flying discs and balls to improve the pup's agility, bathe it when it gets dirty, and repeat voice commands to train the dog to do tricks. If you train it well enough, you'll excel in dog shows and agility contests, which will earn you money and unlock other items and puppy breeds. When you earn enough cash, you can buy even more puppies to live with yours.

Various Game Trailers #480

by Rainier on April 12, 2005 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Killer 7 - Trailer #7
  • Psychonauts - Trailer (2)
  • Cold Winter - Trailer #4
  • ER - Trailer #2
  • Drive'N'Kill - Trailer #2

'Batman Begins' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 12, 2005 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step into the shadows of Gotham City's perilous criminal underworld as DC Comics' legendary Dark Knight in the Batman Begins video game. Slated for release day and date with the Warner Bros. Pictures film, Batman Begins challenges players to use fear as their ultimate weapon. Read more for new screens ...

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 12, 2005 @ 2:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before. Head on over to the official Tombraiderr website, or read more for the first screens ...

'Cold Winter' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 12, 2005 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi announced today that the PS2 first-person shooter Cold Winter has gone gold. The shockingly gritty FPS will immerse gamers in a modern and deep story set in the shadowy world of international espionage. Developed by UK-based Swordfish Studios, Cold Winter is set to hit retail shelves this May.

Foundation 9 Acquires Pipeworks Software

by Rainier on April 12, 2005 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Foundation 9 Entertainment today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Pipeworks Software, an independent studio focusing on development of entertainment software titles for major software publishers. After the transaction is completed, Pipeworks will continue to develop video games for the PS2, Xbox, and the PSP.

'From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 12, 2005 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun. The game is set for release in the fall on PS2, Xbox and GameCube.