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Obsidian Entertainment Licenses Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Obsidian Entertainment, Knights of the Old Republic 2, jobs page reveals that it has licensed the Unreal Engine 3 for one of its next projects as there are various modeler/texture openings for people to work with Epic's newest engine (thanks Beyond Unreal).

'Medal of Honor European Assault' (PS2/Xbox) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europe 1942. These are desperate hours for Allied forces as the Nazi war machine rages across a devastated European landscape. You are US Army Lieutenant William Holt, hand-picked by William “Wild Bill” Donovan to be the first field agent of the newly formed Office of Strategic Services¬≠the OSS. Medal of Honor European Assault makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe.

'Yu-Gi-Oh! Online' Launches Today

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami announced today a full-scale online service to launch simultaneously in Japan, the US and across Europe. Yu-Gi-Oh! Online features all the cards and rules of the popular trading card game, and allows players to compete and trade cards via a simple point'n'click interface. To facilitate online play, Konami has introduced a novel charge-based 'DUELPASS' system, which will be sold in stores worldwide.

'SSX4 ' (PSP/PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The newest issue of GameInformer has the first details from EA's latest skiing/snowboarding game SSX4. In previous titles players never really for the sense they were going as fast as they were, so the new title will put the emphasis on speed. A unique set of animations, grabs, wipeouts and landings are being implemented, as well as the ability to initiate specific Monster tricks. More detailed information will follow shortly, and EA will surely include SSX4 in its E3 lineup.

Various Game Trailers #478

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory - NSA Training #7
  • Empire Earth 2 - Behind the Scenes #4
  • Metronome - Teaser Trailer
  • Jade Empire - Cinema Trailer

'MediEvil' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2005 @ 10:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

One hundred years have passed since the evil Sorcerer Zarok was defeated at the Battle of Gallowmere, heroically cut down by a mortally wounded Sir Daniel Fortesque. Or at least, that's what the people were told; in fact poor Sir Dan was a bit of a coward, falling in the very first wave of arrows. Now Zarok has returned, turning day into night, and raising an undead army to conquer the land. As a side effect Dan has also been resurrected... now, he has the chance to defeat Zarok and in death become the hero he never was in life.

'A Vampyre Story' Changes Publishers And Gets Delayed

by Rainier on April 10, 2005 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Autumn Moon Entertainment announced that the company has terminated its relationship with Bad Brain Entertainment, a new entrant in the video game publishing business based in Germany. AME is currently working on its launch title, A Vampyre Story. AME is composed of former Lucas Arts employees and committed to reviving the adventure genre of game for which Lucas was once known (thanks Blues).

'Need for Speed Most Wanted' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on April 10, 2005 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining the thrill of illicit street racing and tuner customization with the intensity of strategic police pursuits that rivals any Hollywood-style chase scene, Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer.

'Imperial Glory' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2005 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Imperial Glory promises to be the most extensive strategy game ever, offering an in-depth management model along with graphically stunning real-time land and naval battles in full 3D. Choose which of the five great 19th century Empires to lead: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary, each with their own unique attributes.

Digital Jesters Signs Distribution Agreement With Take Two

by Rainier on April 9, 2005 @ 7:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters, founded by ex-CDV members in 2003, announced that it has reached an agreement with Take-Two to distribute PC games in North America. The games that are part of the agreement will be the first titles Digital Jesters has published in the U.S. Since Digital Jesters is self-publishing Bet on Soldier in North America, we can assume it will be part of the agreement.