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'Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place a year after Aria of Sorrow, the game’s protagonist – Soma Cruz – finds himself at the center of a mysterious cult’s plan to resurrect their evil lord and master Dracula. To save himself and protect the lives of those he loves, Soma must infiltrate the enemy’s home base, a towering replica of Dracula’s castle that is teaming with monstrous creatures. Players’ abilities develop as they collect items and gather experience points by defeating a multitude of gruesome enemies.

'City of Villains' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Villains will provide players with a chance to play the "bad guy" in the comic-book inspired world created by Cryptic Studios. Take on the role of super-powered villains and create your own character using thousands of power and costume options. Then battle heroes and become a true menace to society while plotting your way to world domination.

'Midway Arcade Treasures 3' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Arcade Treasures 3 is a collection of eight classic arcade racing games featuring insane jumps and stunts in RUSH: The Rock and RUSH 2049 along with jet boat adventures in Hydro Thunder. Test your arena-style 4x4 driving skills in Super Off Road or get down in the dirt with Off Road Thunder: Mud, Sweat and Gears. Experience stunt driving in Race Drivin’ or jump to the future for the post-nuclear battle of Badlands or shoot things up in S.T.U.N. Runner.

'Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome' (PS2) Now In Stores

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NIS America announced today that Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome for the PS2 has shipped to North American retailers and is in stores now. Makai Kingdom is developed by the core team that brought gamers Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. Forget about all the strategy RPGs you have ever played before, Makai Kingdom redefines and sets a new standard for the genre.

'Grandia III' (PS2) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 9:32 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.

'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30' - SDK Tutorial #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released the second tutorial (and sample) providing you with the basic understanding of how to set up a BIA level with squad combat and SI (Situational Intelligence). Read more for download links...

Bold Games Developing Two New 'John Deere' Titles

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bold Games' new Welcome to Merriweather Farm game shows Johnny Tractor and his friends plowing, harvesting, and taking care of the animals on the farm, while Busy Days in Deerfield Valley features Danny Dozer, Barney Backhoe and friends hard at work digging, lifting, and helping out around town.

'Hello Kitty Roller Rescue' (NGC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Hello Kitty Roller Rescue players will be able to save Earth from the misinformed Block-O with the much loved Hello Kitty and Badtz-Maru. More than 20 popular Sanrio characters will help Hello-Kitty throughout her travels. Kitty will also be able to partner up at various stages to fight enemies. And, for the first time, players will be able to enjoy the beautiful Sanriotown in a completely 3-D world that is interactive.

2K Sports and PowerBar Team Up For 'College Hoops' And 'NBA 2K6' (PS2/Xbox/X360)

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports and PowerBar today announced they have entered into a marketing relationship to mutually promote the new PowerBar Triple Threat energy bar line and the Fall 2005 release of NBA 2K6 and College Hoops 2K6 basketball video game titles from 2K Sports.

EA Acquires Hypnotix To Work On 'Arena Football League' Title

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that the development team at Hypnotix, known for the Outlaw Golf and Outlaw Volleyball series, has joined EA's Tiburon studio to develop action-oriented games, the first of which will be Arena Football based on the Arena Football League license. The team has relocated to Orlando, Florida, from Little Falls, New Jersey.