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'Musashi: Samurai Legend' (PS2) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. Square Enix launched the official Musashi: Samurai Legend website, head on over there for all the latest info ...

'Silent Storm' Addon 'Sickle & Hammer' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is no official word yet, Russian developer Nival Interactive has signed the Novik mod team to bring their Silent Storm Sickle & Hammer modification to a full blown retail version. So far Sickle & Hammer is only announced for Russia, but Nival is currently looking for a Western publisher and will announce it accordingly (thanks Slaughter). Nevertheless we already have the first screens ...

'MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Moto GP 3 has taken the thrill of the first two titles and doubled it, taking the franchise beyond the realms of Grand Prix racing through the introduction of high-adrenaline street racing in Extreme Mode. Players can hone their skills on the streets, experiencing the carnival-like atmosphere that follows the Grand Prix Championship around the world.

'Pariah' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pariah focuses on a robust immersive storyline that weaves survival elements into the traditional run-and-gun style of first-person action games. Unsurprising will be the graphic marvel and fine-tuned gameplay of Pariah, a trademark gamers have come to expect from any Digital Extremes game.

'Fantasy Earth: Ring of Domination' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix has revealed a new MMORPG called Fantasy Earth: Ring of Domination which will try to combine RTS, RPG and Action, allowing you to forge alliances, build fortresses and citadels and duke it out with your allies against huge armies. It's still a ways off, as it is only vaguely scheduled for 2005, but in the meantime, read more for new screens...

'Dead to Rights II: Hell to Pay' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead to Rights II marks the return of action-hero Jack Slate and his K-9 companion, Shadow. In this super-charged sequel, Jack and Shadow find themselves once again in the squalid, mean streets of Grant City, ensnared in a labyrinth of crime, corruption and betrayal. Check the official Dead to Rights II website, or read more for 40+ new screens ...

Troika Closure Confirmed

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

No Mutants Allowed sent us a note that they have received an official email/statement from Troika's Leonard Boyarsky which confirms earlier rumors that the Vampire Bloodlines developer has shut down and closed its doors. ""As many of you may have already heard, Troika has laid off all of its employees and is closing its doors due to our inability to secure funding for future projects. We have not yet made the decision as to whether Troika Games as an entity will regroup and pursue future projects or simply cease to exist." Head on over to No Mutants Allowed for the rest of the brief statement...

'FIFA Street' And 'Fight Night Round 2' Soundtracks Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 8:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today revealed the hard-hitting in-game song lists for FIFA Street and Fight Night Round 2 that will herald in the sound of football and boxing this Spring. EA SPORTS continues to push the musical envelope with cutting-edge tracks from breaking bands Hot Hot Heat, Louis XIV, the Bravery and hip hop artists such as Fabolous, Yung Wun and Pit Bull among others. Read more for details ...

'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 4:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. In case yesterday's batch of screens wasn't good enough, here are a few more ...

'World Racing 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Race Centre Mode - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2005 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive today announced a fifth 3D scenario to be included in the upcoming racing game World Racing 2. The 'Race Centre' will add track atmosphere to the game and offers 11 different race tracks, a high-speed course with high banked curves, a classic oval track plus an off-road track and two rally courses. Read more for details and screens ...