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Midway Cans 'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows' PC Edition

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seven Sorrows is the fusion of fantasy fighting action with the strategy of user-friendly RPG elements , providing gamers a deep, engaging gameplay experience complete with solo play, co-op and an online community. The new fighting system allows for easy pick-up-and-play while simultaneously offering deeper choices for more advanced players. Midway confirmed that the PC version is no longer in development, while the console editions are still on track for winter release (thanks 3DGamers).

'Legion Arena' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 1:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legion Arena is an online RPSG or Role Playing Strategy Game, and blends core gameplay elements from the RTS & RPG genres. Set in ancient Rome, Legion Arena puts the player in charge of their own army, which they must develop, nurture and train, transforming a bunch of peasants into a fearsome fighting force.

EA Signs UK Pop Star For 'From Russia With Love' (ALL)

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has signed the UK pop sensation Natasha Bedingfield to make a cameo appearance in From Russia With Love. Bedingfield will lend her voice and likeness to the character Elizabeth Stark, daughter of England's Prime Minister. In the game Miss Stark is kidnapped and must be rescued by James Bond.

'Pilot Down: Behind Enemy Lines' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breaking ranks from the current glut of WWII action titles, Pilot Down: Behind Enemy Lines is played from a refreshing third-person perspective and uses an eye-catching comic-book style that draws players into a rich and atmospheric world that is fraught with the dangers of enemy territory. Oxygen has launched the official Pilot Down: Behind Enemy Lines website, featuring full story details, gameplay features, character backgrounds, news, reviews, screenshots, movies and many other goodies.

'TOCA Race Driver 2' (PSP) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TOCA Race Driver 2 brings the most motorsports in any game to PSP, complete with real performance cars, real damage, real physics, and real driver AI that adapts to suit your level of racing expertise.

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announces the development of Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, a new first-person action game for the PC, powered by an enhanced version Valve's Half-Life 2 Source Engine.

'Serious Sam 2' (Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The series famous for relentless intensity is returning bigger, better looking and more frantic than ever before. Sam Stone is back to rescue the universe one bullet at a time against overwhelming hordes of time traveling enemies in Serious Sam 2. Built from the ground up with a completely new engine, Serious Sam 2 will be a shot of adrenaline to the hearts of first-person shooter fans across the world. This is serious!

'Colin McRae Rally 2005 Plus' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CMR 2005 has gained an extra word in the title, so it’s now Colin McRae Rally 2005 Plus, due to its wireless multiplayer functionality. CMR 2005 Plus features over 30 rally cars, a diverse range of rally events, cups and championships to create a world of rallying for players on the move.

Midway Acquires Ratbag

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway announced today that it has acquired Australian based developer Ratbag Holdings Pty Ltd. Midway acquired the privately-held developer in a primarily stock transaction for 418,570 Midway shares. The studio is currently working on several unannounced Midway products for both current- and next-generation systems. The studio will be renamed Midway Studios - Australia.

'Rebelstar: Tactical Command' (GBA) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2005 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Codo Technologies' GBA exclusive Rebelstar: Tactical Command has gone gold. Rebelstar: Tactical Command is a turn based strategy game that puts the player at the epicenter of a human revolt against alien oppressors.