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'Preyground' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 8:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Finnish game developer Frozenbyte has unveiled its first PC action game Preyground. The game brings fresh air to the genre with its explosive action sequences and innovative weapon upgrade system. Preyground also features cutting-edge realistic lighting technology, a thrilling sound environment and a unique top-down perspective that create an epic gaming experience ready to launch in Q3 2005.

'Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 8:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure is scheduled for European release in spring 2005 for the GBA. Based around the original Dragon Ball TV series it gives fans and players alike the opportunity to play through the adventures of Goku in his courageous search for the Dragon Balls. Featuring three different game modes, multiplayer action and many un-lockable extras, Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure is destined to be an essential addition to any Dragon Ball fan's collection.

Gregor Narholz To Write Music For 'X-Men Legends II' (NGC/PS2/Xbox)

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 8:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

APM film and television composer Gregor Narholz, The Rookie, Saturday Night Life, Star Trek, Spongebob, will compose and arrange the music for Activision's X-Men Legends II, under development at Raven, based on Marvel's legendary Super Hero team.

SEGA Acquires 'Creative Assembly'

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today we put up SEGA's Spartan Total Warrior announcement, but what was not included was the fact that SEGA simply bought out the UK developer. SEGA Europe today announced that the company has acquired the hugely successful development studio, The Creative Assembly. Founded in 1997, headed up by Tim Ansell and operating from offices in the UK and Australia, The Creative Assembly team has produced a catalogue of hits throughout their history and notably is the team behind the award winning Total War franchise.

'Super Monkey Ball Deluxe' (PS2/Xbox) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 2:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, for the first time on PS2 and Xbox consumers for the first time, features 300 stages (114 from Super Monkey Ball, 140 from Super Monkey Ball 2, and 46 Deluxe-exclusive boards). Read more for new screens ...

'Battles In Normandy' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battles In Normandy brings wargamers back to the western front with historical scenarios including two monster campaigns, and eight smaller historical scenarios. A full scenario editor is included and additional free scenarios are available online. This demo includes both a tutorial on the game and a full “Ardennes Offensive” scenario, also known as the Battle of the Bulge. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 12:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Capcom Fighting Evolution' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom Fighting Evolution features a diverse cast of characters as well as additional hidden characters from each of the following titles: Street Fighter II, DarkStalkers, Street Fighter III, Red Earth and Street Fighter Alpha.

'Spartan: Total Warrior' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 8, 2005 @ 9:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed a few days ago, SEGA of America, Inc., SEGA Europe Ltd, and The Creative Assembly, known for the Total War series, today officially announced a partnership to create the action-based Spartan: Total Warrior for the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube. The first game in the new Total Warrior franchise represents the development giant's first console release. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Shadow the Hedgehog' (NGC/PS2) Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on March 8, 2005 @ 7:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

During SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog induction into the Walk of Game tonight, it was revealed with a brief trailer that SEGA is working on a new title in the franchise, but this time the focus will be on Sonic's sworn enemy, Shadow. While no details were disclosed, it will be yet another platformer, albeit with some twists, and the clip showed environments and gave you a taste of what to expect, graphics-wise. Shadow the Hedgehog is scheduled for fall 2005, and SEGA promised there will be more information about "several" new Sonic titles. Read more to download the trailer and see for yourself.