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Don Blutch & Gary Goldman To Work On 'I-Ninja' (PS2/NGC)

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today the company has signed renowned animated filmmakers Don Bluth and Gary Goldman to create and direct the in-game cinematics for the upcoming title, I-Ninja. Famous for bringing memorable characters to life in the animated film world, Bluth, Goldman and their team will create the in-game movies for I-Ninja. The game, scheduled for release on the PlayStation2 and GameCube in Q4 2003, stars an ultra-cool ninja who combines his major attitude with extreme sports gameplay mechanics.

'Psychotoxic' - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet. Basically a human, she is also an angel and guardian, marked centuries ago to save mankind. Play on two different levels: The reality level contains the main elements for the battle against the horseman, including both indoor and outdoor scenes. In the mind level, Angie enters other people's thoughts - here time and space have no meaning. Check the new batch of screens ...

'Max Payne 2: The Fall Of Max Payne' - Teaser Site Launched

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on ToTheGame that Rockstar Games has launched a teaser website for Remedy's upcoming Max Payne sequel, Max Payne 2: The Fall Of Max Payne. Even for a teaser site it doesn't offer much apart from some Max Payne 2 wallpapers & icons, or the the official screensaver. Expect Max Payne 2 to appear on store shelves Fall 2003.

'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the Academy Award-winning movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon gives players the option to play as Li Mu Bai, Yu Shu Lien, Jen Yu, and "Dark Cloud" Lo. Each character possesses specific moves, talents, and deadly weapons - players must conquer various challenges in order to improve their fighting skills as they compete against intelligent foes and seek revenge against the sinister Jade Fox. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon offers a compelling gaming experience that effectively captures the martial arts magic that made the movie a worldwide success. Read more for some new screens ...

'Headhunter: Redemption ' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maintaining law and society order is veteran Headhunter Jack Wade, older, wiser and battle hardened. At his side is the reluctant new sidekick, the rebellious street kid Leeza X. Whether ripping up the highways of the silver metropolis on a super bike or stalking the criminal masterminds of the shadowy underworld, they are led into the greatest danger of their lives and must overcome something much more sinister than a simple human threat. Each must face their darkest fears. Together they must redeem a world facing chaos...

'Battle Mages' - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment today announced a contract with Nobilis, a well-known French distributor of video games, to release the new and promising title from Buka - Battle Mages. This innovative title represents a gorgeous mix of RTS and RPG genres. A player controls the main hero, a graduate of the Imperial Battle Mage School, and his troops to restore peace in a beautiful fantasy world, inhabited with various creatures. Dynamic quest system, dozens of spells and well-thought skills system, flexible gameplay and fascinating storyline are bound to attract many players to Battle Mages. Read more for some screens ...

'Colin McRae Rally 04' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's the rally game reinvented by the people who invented the rally game, and you're getting it sooner than you think: Colin McRae Rally 04 will launch late September for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. For Codemasters' 50-strong development team that has been working on the game since last summer, Colin McRae Rally 04 is set to be the total rally video gaming experience with eight game modes, an advanced visual engine and an all-new style. The September launch is not the only surprise Codemasters has lined up. The engine that drives the series' sublime car handling has been enhanced to a new level of detail. A batch of new screens just rolled in ...

'K-1 World Grand Prix' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A growing combat sport that has taken Japan by storm, K-1 brings together the toughest practitioners of karate, kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu to create the world's most challenging fighting competition. And now, players can step in to the virtual ring and feel the sweat on their brow in Konami's new videogame, K-1 World Grand Prix - the most realistic recreation of the sport ever. Read more to check a batch of new screens, or download an action-packed trailer with in-game footage ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Black & White 2' - Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 11:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains. Players can also tap new resources and disciples by creating ties with the Japanese or dueling the Aztecs. Players will also have the ability to construct new buildings including armories and a harbor, and explore new islands each with their own culture and climate.