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'Cloven Crania Meadow' - v1.05 Update Patch & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xing Interactive has released the first patch for Unicejo Entertainment RTS game Cloven Crania Meadow. This update brings your retail game to v1.05 and adds a group selection feature, fixes minor problems, and addresses a registry issue. An update demo is also available (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome' (PS2) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Koei Europe today announced plans to publish Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome for the PS2 in Europe. Makai Kingdom is the latest in a line of hit strategy role-playing games that includes Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, La Pucelle: Tactics, and Phantom Brave. The European release of Makai Kingdom is scheduled for October 28, 2005.

'Endless Saga' (PS3/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WEBZEN's Endless Saga, under development at D-Studio, is a new massively multiplayer online role-playing game for the PS3 and PC, and slated for release in 2007. No further details are available, but check the first screens ...

'El Matador' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person action game with stealth elements set in the environment of the Central and South America. It takes proven features of the genre and enhances them with the latest technology, to provide the player with an opportunity to experience the excitement of espionage first hand.

'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...