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'Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War' (PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Ace Combat series is not yet flying onto the nextgen consoles, as today Namco revealed that its next title in the flight sim franchise will be taking off on the PS2. Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War is situated 15 years before Ace Combat 5 and has you follow the adventures of Seifer and Bigsy, two mercenary ace pilots who have been called upon by the Ustio government to defend against enemy attacks. Much like AC5, team tactics are once again important, since you rely on your wingmans comments to successfully complete missions. ACZero will feature various new planes such as the F/A-18C, F-15C, J35J or the Typhoon. No release date has been announced, but more details will surely emerge once the TGS gets into full gear.

'Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 1:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a detailed real-time strategy game that lets players completely command one of the four mightiest empires of the ancient world: Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Persia. Rise & Fall places players directly in the heart of combat as a heroic general fighting side-by-side with their troops as one of history's eight greatest heroes battling to bring victory to their nation on the battlefield.

'Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tony is back in a brand-new adventure with modern 3D-graphics. However, Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress is no sequel, but a prequel – it takes the player back into Tony’s youth, into the year 1953, when Tony was 13 years old. Read more to check out the new screens...

'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer.

'Bone' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Long a popular independent comic, Bone was described by Publishers Weekly as "Charming, character driven fantasy with an elegant design and masterful storytelling." And now Telltale, a company that takes you to the worlds where characters like Bone play and invites you to play with them, will be creating new episodes for PC gaming. Telltale has released a Bone demo allowing you to try out part of the game, if you want to continue, you can purchase an registration key to unlock the full game.

'Destinies' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Destinies is an upcoming sci-fi/fantasy adventure under development at Lanthra Productions & Team Destinies. Explore Anthranella IX, and its many exotic places. Join Marc on this epic quest for the truth and what lies just beyond.

'Starship Troopers' (ALL) Developer Diary #1 - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Strangelite Studio, the game is based on the Starship Troopers movie in which you will take the role of an elite 'special forces' trooper in the Mobile Infantry spearheading the assault against thousands of intelligent enemy bugs, emulating the best scenes from the movie and a whole lot more! Strangelite studio head Doug Binks gives us some more behind the scenes info in this developer diary.

'Bionicle: Maze of Shadows' (GBA) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Bionicle: Maze of Shadows for the GBA is now available in retail outlets across North America. BIONICLE: Maze of Shadows is a RPG-light action adventure game based on the recent BIONICLE toy line, DVD and novel.

'Cold War' (Xbox/PC) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that the company’s highly anticipated stealth action game Cold War has gone gold in North America for Xbox. Cold War is scheduled for release on the PC and Xbox on September 27th, 2005.

'KumaWar' Launches I.E.D. Sweep Mission - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KumaWar, a free Virtual News experience which uses advanced video game technology to recreate real military events, has released its latest interactive episode, I.E.D. Sweep. The training mission puts players face-to-face with the deadly homemade bombs that have accounted for more than 90 percent of all U.S. casualties in Iraq.