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'Dragonshard' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.

'Grandia III' (PS2) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grandia III is the newest title in Game Arts' role-playing series, coming to the PS2. Grandia III will use an all-new engine, N3, allowing for larger and more detailed environments. No specific European or North American release date has been announced yet, but for now it is scheduled to launch in Japan this coming summer.

'Phantasy Star Universe' (PC/PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced the next installment in the popular Phantasy Star series, Phantasy Star Universe, is being developed for both the PS2 and the PC. Phantasy Star Universe offers two complete RPG experiences - a single-player action adventure spanning multiple planets, and a robust online multi-player component

'Empire Earth II' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced that Empire Earth II has gone gold and will hit store shelves in the US on Thursday, April 28th. Empire Earth 2 will build upon the award-winning formula of its predecessor by adding features requested both by casual game players interested in a brief spin through history and by more hard core gamers who demand a real-time strategy game that will challenge them for dozens, if not hundreds, of hours.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

'Tony Tough 2' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tony Tough 2 acts as a prequel to 2003's Tony Tough and the Night of Roasted Moths. In this 3D point & click adventure game you get to Tony at the age of 13, and he has his first case to solve. Under development at ProGraph, and published by dtp, Tony Tough 2 is scheduled for release in April 2005. Not much info available at this point, but we do have some new screens...

'Killer 7' (NGC/PS2) Gets Delayed in Europe

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom Europe announced that it is pushing back Killer 7 from its original June 24th release date to July 15th. In Killer 7, players take on the role of Harman Smith an unlikely assassin who lives life at his own pace. Switching between seven different personalities, he employs each character’s abilities to terminate targets he deems "deserving to die." Read more for details ...

'Half-Life 2: Aftermath' Revealed

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest issue of PC Gamer UK has no less than 10 pages dedicated to what now seems to be a confirmation on the next (and no doubt, one of many) Half-Life 2 expansion pack. Half Life 2: Aftermath will pick up where the original left off and, as has been rumored for a while, will feature an all-new story line with the focus on Alyx, although not necessarily alongside Gordon Freeman. While no release date has been set, strong indications are that it may only be available through Valve's online delivery system, Steam (thanks ve3d). You can read more about it over at EuroGamer, who has reprinted some of the article content.

'ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced it will publish ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern on PC. Delve into a world of exploration and intrigue as you embark on a quest filled with puzzles and mystery. Use your wits and powers of observation to survive the vast wilderness as your journey leads you to one of mankind’s forgotten wonders.

Microsoft Reveals Next-Gen Xbox Publishers

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. today unveiled its all-star lineup of award-winning publishers committed to making the leap into the HD Era on Microsoft's next-generation Xbox platform. Read more for details ...