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'Tomb Raider: Legend' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 2:18 p.m. PST | 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.

Microsoft Europe Reveals Xbox 360 Compatible Games

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week it was revealed that Microsoft currently has over 200 Xbox titles that are compatible and working on its next-gen X360 console. This only being the case for North American versions of the console, the list for other territories was not yet available. Earlier this week Japanese gamers got a huge disappointment with only 12 titles, and today Europeans picking up an Xbox 360 will be able to play over 150 Xbox titles. Remember this only works with the harddrive enabled system, not the cheap Core System, unless you upgrade. The process is made possible by software emulation, games will be playable in High Def. with antialiasing, which will be freely downloadable, burn on cd and insert in the X360, or install automatically through Xbox Live.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 1:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers will delve into a more mature, consistent fantasy universe that will appeal to fans of all fantasy genres. Heroes of Might & Magic V will benefit from the features and characteristics that established the success of the initial saga while offering a wealth of innovations such as a highly immersive scenario, a variety of appealing factions, modern 3D graphics, a revolutionary tactical combat system, and a story-based campaign mode.

'Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006' Kicks Off In Retail

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the North American release of Sports Interactive's Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006, a sports management simulation game that lets gamers control all team-related activities for their favorite professional soccer teams in the U.S. as well as 49 other countries around the world.

'Samurai Champloo' (PS2) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the hit television series running on Cartoon Network’s adult swim block, Samurai Champloo introduces a truly innovative fighting system that unleashes samurai hack-and-slash combos hinged on the hip hop soundtrack of the gamers’ choosing.

'Dogz' (GBA) Barking Away In Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 12:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that its GBA exclusive puppy simulation game Dogz has shipped to retail and will hit store shelves this week.

'Mage Knight: Destiny's Soldier' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announces Mage Knight: Destiny's Soldier, a turn-based strategy game for the NDS. Based on the miniature game from WizKids Games. True to the tabletop gaming franchise, Mage Knight: Destiny's Soldier will have players embark on an epic journey where they must gather, build and customize an army of their very own.

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' (X360/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. Ashan is a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah.

'SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars' Coming To North America

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aspyr Media today announced it has acquired the rights from JoWood to publish and distribute SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars in North America. In this seamless blend of RTS and RPG genres, SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars provides an environment full of surprises and challenges as the player takes on the role of the Avatar, (ev. together with his party of heroes) solving quests and overcoming obstacles in carefully crafted worlds.

EA Ships Four Xbox 360 Launch Titles To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced it has shipped its biggest launch line up of EA SPORTS titles to stores with four EA SPORTS branded games for the Xbox 360. FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup, Madden NFL 06, NBA LIVE 06 and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 are all available for the new game system.